In the direction of Romania, there was a problem with more than 100 grain carriers
At the Ukrainian-Romanian crossing Vadul-Siret-Dornesti, there are still wagons loaded in April. Problems also arise after the transfer of these wagons across the border, because elevators refuse to accept it because of damaged cargo. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to Rail.insider.
During an online meeting between Ukrzaliznytsia and Romanian carriers on Tuesday, October 4, the presence of 117 grain carriers for the GFR carrier, loaded in April, was announced by Vladimir Ruschak, director of the UZ traffic control department.
According to GFR representative Victor Gurdish, there are currently 6 wagon couplers in Romania. Three of them were denied acceptance by terminals due to non-compliance of cargo in terms of quality. He said that the trains arrived at the port of Constanta on September 18 and 21, but they are still standing there awaiting a solution to the issue. For some wagons, documents are drawn up for shipment with cargo back to Ukraine.
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“There have been no such issues so far. Only the last two weeks,” Victor Gurdish added. According to information from the forwarding company, the problem is that “the grain came spoiled”
In turn, the cars are idle, occupying the tracks, and scarce bogies are also used with them. Therefore, the railroad raised the question of whether, under such circumstances, it was worth transporting the remaining wagons from April through the border.
In particular, a proposal was made to check the grain, and if it does not meet the quality, redirect the wagons and unload them in Ukraine.
In the meantime, the issue with the trains that have already gone abroad will be resolved. At the meeting it was decided to consider the transfer to the GFR operator 56 wagons with Ukrainian export pig iron instead of grain carriers. They have been on the road for more than 127 days.
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